New Media Repertory Company, a 501(c)(3) Not For Profit theatrical organization founded in 1976 by actress, director and playwright Miranda McDermott, and multimedia artist and director Franklin Engel, has been nominated for the Rosetta LeNoire Award, the Audelco Award and the Paul Robeson Award, recognizing its support of cultural diversity and excellence in theatre. New Media is the recipient of grants from the Hunter College Liberty Partnership Program, The New York Community Trust, The National Heritage Trust, The New York State Council on the Arts, and Common Cents.
New Media is comprised of two departments:
ADULT DEPARTMENT presents Classic and Contemporary Theatre, with special emphasis on the development and presentation of the new playwright through Play Readings and Full Productions. Acting classes for professional and preprofessional actors are also available. Scholarships are available and based on artistic merit. Click on the "Production Schedule" link for more information on current or upcoming shows, or call 212-734-5195. more >>
|David King in "Testiculations" by Geoffrey Gordon, 2005
||Roxann Kraemer & Greg Horton in "Waiting To Connect" by Stanford Pritchard, 2002
||Ken Schwarz & Juan Carlos Diaz in "Testiculations" by Geoffrey Gordon, 2005
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Photos by Lori Chan
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE'S DEPARTMENT provides classes in Drama, Individual Scene Study, Basic Acting Technique and Creative Writing for ages 4 to 18. All classes are divided by age and level. Students are prepared for auditions for specialized high schools and colleges. Performance skills are developed through New Media's Children's Theatre Company, comprised of students from New Media's student body. It is open to the public and performs in February and March. Scholarships are available and based on financial need.
For more information on NMRC CLASSES, call 212-734-5195
New Media is situated within the pleasant environs of Manhattan's Upper East Side, within walking distance to a vast variety of fine multiethnic restaurants. Those using Mass Transit are advised to take the 79th St. cross-town bus to York Ave., or take the 6 Train to 77th St. There are also plenty of nearby parking garages and street parking can regularly be counted on as an option.